An international group of energy experts has recommended that the government continue the Halden Project and nuclear research in Norway beyond 2002. According to the group, work carried out by the Institute for Energy
Technology (ITE) is world class, and its continuation will ensure that
Norway retains expertise in the important field of nuclear safety. The
Halden Project has operated as part of an OECD (Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development) programme since 1958.